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The chief executive of Eirgrid has said that putting electricity cables underground for the controversial GridWest connector project could cost a 'multiple' of having pylons overground. Fintan Sly was speaking on Morning Ireland after Eirgrid announced plans for a possible underground route between points in Roscommon and County Mayo. The decision to investigate underground cabling follows growing protests by anti-pylon groups across the country. Joining Keelin from our Galway studio is TG4 journalist Páidí Ó Lionáird; and also John Watson of the Pylon Alternative Alliance. And for the local reaction to what Eirgrid have been saying this morning, Martin Daly ...http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0623/625844-today-with-sean-o-rourke-monday-23-june-2014/?clipid=1609722
The controversial €500 million Eirgrid plan to construct a 250 kilometres above-ground network of pylons across rural areas of the country has provoked huge debate around safety and aesthetic issues – there have been 35.000 submissions to Eirgrid and today’s Examiner reports that 75% of Coalition TDs living along the proposed route say it would damage the landscape. Tonight’s Seacht La TG4’s current affairs programme has been talking to many of those involved in this issue and Páidí Ó Lionáird joined Sean from the Raidio na Gaelteachta studio in Cassla.http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0121/499141-today-with-sean-o-rourke-tuesday-21-january-2014/?clipid=1398844
The issue of pylons rumbles on with continued controversy – there has been strong political response to the Taoseach’s remarks linking emigration and protests to the electricity pylons. Labour MEP Phil Prendergast has reacted strongly to the Taoiseach’s remarks and she joined Sean this morning.http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0107/496338-today-with-sean-o-rourke-tuesday-7-january-2014/?clipid=1389189
Today in the Oireachtas’ Transport and Communications Committee, TD John O’Mahony will chair meetings between representatives of EirGrid and anti Pylons groups form the South East and North East Regions of Ireland. Senator John Kelly of Labour has been attending the committee.http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2013/1120/487851-today-with-sean-o-rourke-wednesday-20-november-2013/?clipid=1359175
A huge project to build a necklace of 750 high voltage pylons from Kildare to Wexford to Cork is bringing hundreds of protesters to meetings around the country. The Grid Link Project will cost €500 million and, although the final route has not yet been selected, last night around 300 people gathered in Cahir in Co Tipperary to voice their concerns. Sean spoke to John FitzPatrick, Director of Grid Development with Eirgrid and Valerie Cox went along to the meeting in South Tipperary.http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2013/1030/483515-today-with-sean-o-rourke-wednesday-30-october-2013/?clipid=1344203
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